Saturday, August 5, 2017

County Fair Time and Entries

Friday night was County Fair Time for me and my hubby, Grant.  We were expecting big crowds for the first weekend and went early.  Admission prices were unexpectedly lowered, which was nice, and after passing through the gate we immediately proceeded to the Home Arts building to look for my entries.   The first one I spotted was high on the side wall. 

I was pleased to see a 3rd place award for my professionally quilted twin size quilt--pattern is Judy of Patchwork Times' June Mystery Quilt in 2010. I was disappointed that this quilt was not displayed fully as I spent all that time sewing on a hanging sleeve at the last minute.

Next we looked in the display areas for more. 
The big chicken sculpture was really interesting.  I spied my little quilt on the wall.

A lucky Blue Ribbon!  How nice.  More hunting in the display booths.

Interesting quilt on the upper left, and I spy my Twilight Hopscotch block pillow.

Another lucky Blue Ribbon!  Very exciting. 

On the opposite wall, my Modern Row Robin quilt also had a lucky Blue Ribbon!  This quilt was entered as a group project, since four people worked on it.  I had also expected this quilt to be fully displayed since I attached a hanging sleeve on this quilt as well.  

More searching led us to a big display area with a very strange, huge quilt made of clothing on the back wall.  I was not sure what was going on with the tire tracks, but spied another entry of mine on the right.
Honorable Mention for my patriotic tablerunner!  Not sure why it was displayed vertically.  We took another turn around the building to locate the last entry, only to find we had walked right past it earlier without seeing it.

A lovely 2nd place ribbon on the modern Flying Geese Baby Quilt.  I received a ribbon on all 6 of my entries and feel very lucky.  Many other guild members entered items and had wins as well, so we had a good showing from our Modern Guild.

My sister Kathy had already gone to the Fair on Wednesday's opening night to see how her entries did, but was strictly forbidden to tell me how mine did!  I got these photos from her:

Her art quilt with a dark desert sky and dead tree got an Honorable Mention.

Her modern whole cloth quilt received a lucky Blue Ribbon!  Kathy is one of the good cooks we have in the family and I encouraged her to enter in that category too. 

Her Peach Bourbon Jam won an honorable mention.  It was entered under the Liquor category.

She also received Honorable Mention for her strawberry scones, which I love and can eat by the dozen! There was a lot to see and do at the County Fair, and I'll share some more finds on another post.


A Left-Handed Quilter said...

Congratulations to you and your sister!! Terrific wins!! I agree that it is very disappointing for the quilter when they choose not to display quilts fully - folding them up and only showing part of them doesn't really do the quilt justice. And as a viewer, I would love to be able to see the ENTIRE quilt - not just some of it - ;))

Janet said...

Well done. Love all those ribbons.😊

Janet O. said...

So many ribbons for you and your sister! Congratulations to you both!
Our county fair is next week. I am a volunteer, but I haven't entered anything for a while. It always catches me off guard and I don't have anything prepared. :)

Janet O. said...

p.s. At our fair there are so many quilts to display, they have to fold them to fit them all in. The only ones they show fully are the sweepstakes winners.

Kathy S. said...

Hooray for the blue ribbons. Funny how they display things folded and sideways. I guess they utilize their space... Thanks for all the eye candy and inspiration today.

Mary said...

Congratulations on all those ribbons. You did great!

Kate said...

Congratulations on all the ribbons! Congratulations to Kathy too!

Dawn said...

What fun! Congratulations to you and your sister.

carol fun said...

Congratulations to you and your sister... great showing at the fair! I always wish you could see more of the quilts at these venues but invariably they fold them and only show a part. It does appear that your fair had a great display of quilting and that is so much fun to look at. happy stitching!

loulee said...


Quilter Kathy said...

Congratulations on the wins! Such lovely projects!
I guess those hanging sleeves weren't needed at all since they didn't hang the quilts?

Louise said...

How fun to win some ribbons, especially those coveted blue ones! Congratulations :)

Barb said...

congratulations on all your ribbons. Thanks for sharing the exhibits. I love fair season

Karen said...

I have not been to a country fair in many, many years. I enjoyed the pictures. The handwork tents were always a favorite. Several years ago, a fellow guild member had a beautiful pieced quilted jacket stolen when she entered it in the local fair.